Illuminations

Perth’s FringeWorld runs amok with random presentations across and between genres and artforms, serious and silly, at all levels of ability and professionalism.

Amber Hasler

To many Perth dwellers it may appear that the Fringe Festival was a new innovation in 2012. A brief chat with Amber Hasler soon dispels this notion.

Francis Italiano

Every community may have a story to tell - but its not often that we find there are enough listeners. And finding listeners who include mainstream theatre companies isn't always the easiest of achievements.

Paul McDermott
Paul McDermott spoke to Australian Stage's Anna Locke about his upcoming solo show, Paul Sings, touring to Perth for one night only as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival and then to Brisbane, Newcastle and Canberra.

Glynn Nicholas

When I first saw Glynn Nicholas perform he was in a dress – on ABC's The Big Gig playing Paté Biscuit, a drag parody of children's entertainer Patsy Biscoe – but today I'm asking him for advice on manhood.

Kyle J Morrison

Last year in June 2011, Kyle J Morrison, Artistic Director of Yirra Yaakin Theatre, received a very special email: an invitation to perform at the Globe theatre as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad; and he said no!

2012 Perth International Arts Festival
Running from 10 February to the 3 March, the 2012 Perth International Arts Festival will be the 60th Festival and the first for new Artistic Director Jonathan Holloway.

As Wesley Enoch chats with Australian Stage’s Sarah Wells from sweltering Melbourne in the wake of the successful first run of visual theatre company ERTH’s The Nargun and the Stars, the award winning director is ebullient.

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Tyran Parke

A knight to remember! Featuring the iconic music of ABBA, the worldwide stage hit CHESS THE MUSICAL will debut at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre in April 2021. Heather Bloom chats to director Tyran Parke about post pandemic performances and the enduring nature of live theatre. 

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Magic Mike Live

Yes, the bodies you see are perfect specimens of sculptured sixpacks and biceps you could walk over and get at least 2000 steps in. But they are muscles moving bodies in marvellous ways. These boys can dance and every movement is potent.

Shrek The Musical

With the world struggling to find a new norm in these ever-changing circumstances, never has the phrase “the show must go on” been more apparent. 

Skylight | Verendus Theatrical/Red Phoenix Theatre

This is a production of which any director, cast and theatre company should be proud.

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark | The Listies

To pee or not to pee. It sounds like a lowbrow take on the infamous Hamlet quote. One that a philistine would utter while their cronies scoff and drink mead and the thespians nearby cringe while nibbling on breast of peacock. 

The Shape of Things | Lambert House Enterprises

What becomes of the broken arted? They are cast from paradise according to Neil La Bute’s The Shape of Things.